I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post for weeks now.
Part of me hasn’t really wanted to talk about this topic because, well, it sucks. Grief is a weird and wild process, and it manifests itself differently in all of us. No matter where you are in your own stage of loss, using essential oils for grief can be supportive for emotional health.
I would much rather share with you my latest DIY recipe or a recent travel adventure to be honest. But if you’re reading this, chances are you are struggling right now. Maybe you’ve recently lost someone you love. Or you’re grieving some unmet excpectations. Or maybe you’re feeling like you’ve lost your place or purpose. I’ve been there, and while I’m certainly no expert I do know that it all gets a fraction easier when we can connect with others who know what we’re going through. So here goes.
Do you ever feel a little less than motivated when those grey, dreary clouds hide the sun for more than a few days? Yeah, me too. Big time.
I grew up in Northern Nevada where the sun shines well over 300 days a year-even when it’s freezing. I think that has something to do with the fact that if I go more than a few days without seeing the sunshine, I begin to feel drained and sad and altogether not myself. One of my biggest adjustments for me when it comes to #RVlife has been dealing with the emotional effects of winter in places where it’s dreary and grey for long periods of time. I never realized how big of an effect it had on me until we began traveling full-time. So I’ve had to create some healthy habits to turn to in order to get out of the funk and back into flow. Here are a few of my favorites.
What’s In Your Beauty Products?
Did you know the average woman applies over 500 chemicals to her body every single day? Or the fact that the current legislation in the US regulating the cosmetic industry only bans 8 ingredients from use in beauty products when that same number for the EU is more than 1,300? This is is not ok, my friends.
Swapping out your beauty products is an easy and inexpensive way to start ditching the chemicals in your home and loving on your endocrine system. A great way to make the shift toward more natural products is to start finding DIY recipes to replace what you’re already purchasing. You’ll find most products can be made with ingredients you already have lying around in your pantry.
Switching out the harmful ingredients in your cleaning supplies for non-toxic options can make a huge difference in your health. Research links many household cleaning products to respiratory issues, digestive problems, mood imbalance, and skin sensitivities. Lemon essential oil acts as a powerful cleaning agent and is a super versatile tool to have in your cleaning cabinet.
Here are 10 of my favorite ways to use Lemon essential oil for cleaning.
In case you don’t know by now, Frankincense is my right-hand man.
My ride-or-die, forever love. This is also the essential oil I think I use the most, which is why I thought it deserved its own blog post.
With so many amazing properties, it can be hard to decide how to start using your Frankie.
So I’ve pared it down to my top 5 favorite uses to make it easier for you to begin. Remember, as with most things, when it comes to our health and wellness, you’ll get the most out of your essential oils when you use them consistently and routinely. If it all seems a bit overwhelming, just pick one or two action items from this list and then reassess in a month or so.
I know all too well that travel can be stressful, especially during the holidays and summertime. There are lots of people on the move, occasionally hazardous conditions, and tensions are often at an all-time high.